Water Saving Tips Around The House

Bathroom

Bathroom use accounts for seventy percent of all water used in the home.
  • Check toilets for leaks. Drop a few drops of food coloring in the water in the toilet tank. Do not flush for 15 to 30 minutes. If color appears in the toilet bowl, there is a leak that requires immediate attention.
  • Reduce the water level per flush by installing a water displacement device in the toilet tank.
  • Install water saving shower heads or flow restrictors, which are available at local hardware stores and other retail outlets.
  • Avoid letting the faucet run by turning off the water after wetting your toothbrush and using a glass of water to rinse.
  • Rinse your razor in a sink of water. Letting the water run uses about three gallons per minute. Small changes can equal big savings.
Kitchen & Laundry
  • Turn the dishwasher on only when it's full.
  • Clean vegetables in a pan of water, not under a running faucet. The water collected can be used for your household plants.
  • Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator. Now there is no need to run the tap to get a
  •  glass of cold water.
Lawn & Garden

  • Position your sprinklers so they water the plant, not your driveway or street.
  • Water only as rapidly as the soil can absorb the water.
  • Water root areas of your plants to establish hardiness. Shallow roots are likely to withstand drought conditions.
  • Water the lawn in the evening when evaporation is less likely to occur. Avoid watering during the heat of the day or when it is windy.
Remember, the more you use the higher your bill will be, so try and conserve water.
Last updated: 4/11/2013 10:50:13 AM